Brittas Bay

Continent
Europe
Country
Ireland
Next Big City
Dublin
Next Town
Wicklow, Arklow
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Rescue, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Brittas Bay has been the recipient of Silver Starfish Awards on account of its outstanding water quality. Usually fairly flat water. Tides.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
June, July, August

For a number of years now Brittas Bay has been awarded the Blue Flag for Beaches Award. This is the international emblem for the highest quality beach areas in Europe. Wicklow County Council has a beach management strategy for Brittas Bay and has provided car Parks, public toilets and board walks, and has attempted dune preservation. So the sandy beach is very clean. Long and at low tide wider.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
SW

Southwesterlies 12-25 knots gusty. Sometimes Easterlies 20-25 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Between Wicklow and Arklow. N11 (National Primary route #11) to Jack White's Cross, then follow sign-posted Third Class road 3km, East to Brittas Bay. Buses serve this beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

Beach can get very crowded during summer months.

Nightlife

No information